director Penelope Spheeris
Jon Cryer makes a cute punk.
Penelope Spheeris’s Dudes is very 1987, a transition between between early and late Eighties. It’s also a then present day revenge Western featuring punks versus thugs (also played in part by punks).
It exists between light-toned comdey and a darker sense of drama, also between pure Indie film and something more commercial.
A decent oddity, fitting well in the center of Spheeris’s oeuvre.